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Dragons Love Tacos

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ISBN13: 9780803736801
ISBN10: 0803736800
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Publisher Comments:

This scrumptious read-aloud has a whole lot of kick!

Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa...oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble.

The award-winning team behind Those Darn Squirrels! has created an unforgettable, laugh-until-salsa-comes-out-of-your-nose tale of new friends and the perfect snack.

Review:

"Rubin and Salmieri (Those Darn Squirrels!) are two of the weirdest, funniest guys working in kids' lit today. The team lets its geek flag fly in an obsessive how-to guide for would-be dragon taco party hosts. Why a taco party? As Rubin explains, 'The only things dragons love more than parties or tacos, is taco parties.' If further proof is required, Salmieri — whose poker-faced watercolor, gouache, and color pencil drawings set a benchmark for oddball observational humor — shows one odd, scaly creature with a carryout bag from 'Taco Cave' and another beaming with anticipation as it eagerly circles the date for a taco party on its taco-themed calendar. But beware: even if all the tips and rules are followed to the letter (on quantity: 'The best way to judge is to get a boat and fill the boat with tacos'), all will be for naught if spicy salsa makes its way into the taco filling. In fact, the dragons will bring a whole new meaning to 'housewarming.' Off-kilter fun for those who like their picture books (and salsa) zesty and fresh. Ages 3 — 5. Agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"The perfect book for kids who love dragons and mild tacos." Kirkus

Review:

"The watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil cartoon illustrations are the real stars here. Regardless of, or perhaps because of, the absurdity of the story, this tale should be a big hit with anyone with an affinity for dragons." School Library Journal

About the Author

Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri are the creators of Those Darn Squirrels!, which was a Borders Original Pick. Adam lives in New York, New York, and Daniel lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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librariphile, December 10, 2013 (view all comments by librariphile)
There are treats hidden in every beautiful illustration, an awesome story, and humor! I read this book before going to bed last night.

If it had been published decades ago, I'd be one of those kids insisting this one be on repeat.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780803736801
Author:
Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
Publisher:
Dial Books
Illustrator:
Salmieri, Daniel
Author:
Rubin, Adam
Author:
Salmieri, Daniel
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Mythical
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.28 x 10.32 x 0.4 in 0.94 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 5

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Product details 40 pages Dial - English 9780803736801 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rubin and Salmieri (Those Darn Squirrels!) are two of the weirdest, funniest guys working in kids' lit today. The team lets its geek flag fly in an obsessive how-to guide for would-be dragon taco party hosts. Why a taco party? As Rubin explains, 'The only things dragons love more than parties or tacos, is taco parties.' If further proof is required, Salmieri — whose poker-faced watercolor, gouache, and color pencil drawings set a benchmark for oddball observational humor — shows one odd, scaly creature with a carryout bag from 'Taco Cave' and another beaming with anticipation as it eagerly circles the date for a taco party on its taco-themed calendar. But beware: even if all the tips and rules are followed to the letter (on quantity: 'The best way to judge is to get a boat and fill the boat with tacos'), all will be for naught if spicy salsa makes its way into the taco filling. In fact, the dragons will bring a whole new meaning to 'housewarming.' Off-kilter fun for those who like their picture books (and salsa) zesty and fresh. Ages 3 — 5. Agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "The perfect book for kids who love dragons and mild tacos."
"Review" by , "The watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil cartoon illustrations are the real stars here. Regardless of, or perhaps because of, the absurdity of the story, this tale should be a big hit with anyone with an affinity for dragons."
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